INDIAN JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCES

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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : (38) Last page : (40)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7599

Outbreak of HIV/Aids in Very Low Risk Population in District Larkana, Pakistan: Cross Sectional Study

Asma Nawaz1*, Om Parkash2, Prem Chand3, Ravi Kumar4 and Reeta5
1Teaching Assistant, Department of Pharmacy Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana
2Research Assistant, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
3Medical Officer, Taluka Hospital Thana Bula Khan
4Resident Medical Officer, Razia Medical Complex Karachi
5Demonstrator, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana
*Corresponding Author E-mail: asmanawazkhaskheli@gmail.com
Received: 27.06.2019 | Revised: 29.07.2019 | Accepted: 7.08.2019  

 ABSTRACT

District Larkana of Sindh Province of Pakistan is experiencing outbreak of HIV/AIDS in low risk population, majority of children below five years. Out of 28,315 individual screening 812 have  suspected HIV positive. There are 668 children and 144 adults. This cross sectional study tried to find the epidemiologic links for this outbreak in respect of index case. First most evident fact during this study was possible use of contaminated syringes in local clinics by both authorized unauthorized medical practitioners. Home based circumcision, reuse of razor blades by local barbers and possible use of contaminated instruments during delivery are other most probable links for this outbreak. It is matter of serious humanitarian crises for communities in Pakistan to deal with this matter swiftly.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Epidemic, Children, Developing countries, Reusable syringes, WHO, Sindh, Larkana, Pakistan.

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Nawaz, A., Parkash, O., Chand, P., Kumar, R., & Reeta, (2019). Outbreak of HIV/Aids in Very Low Risk Population in District Larkana, Pakistan: Cross Sectional Study, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 7(4), 38-40. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7599




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